The 29th Chief Cashier, Merlyn Lowther was born in 1954. She joined the Bank at the age of 21 having obtained a first in mathematics from Manchester University. She became Deputy Chief Cashier in 1991 and Personnel Director in 1996. She was appointed Chief Cashier on 17th September 1998, becoming the first woman to hold the post, which she took up on 5th January 1999.
Return to Banknotes Home Page